Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Napton on the Hill
In my quest to discover newly arrived migrants, I arrived at Napton on the Hill at 0600. It was cool with a keen breeze, and the dawn chorus was in full sound. I parked at the church and walked to the windmill, then descended the muddy hillside into the quarry. My walk produce 33 species of bird and two foxes. Unfortunately, very little was about, the most interesting being three flyover Lesser Redpoll. Migrants included Willow Warbler, Blackcap, and Chiffchaff. Also of interest, Bullfinch, and a flyover Cormorant. I scanned all the hedgerows and fields in hope but luck has obviously deserted me. I will no doubt read about super finds by other birders later in the day! Ahh well off to Draycote.